Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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a-tak-sht • December Moon: You Thank

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The last dog salmon are caught in October or early November and the bountiful harvest is celebrated with songs. The canoes are put away into their places on the beach. A carved eagle on a post is raised temporarily for this celebration. The ceremonies of singing and giving thanks run through to our New Year on December 21st.

Tim Paul

Tim Paul

RCA

Nuu-chah-nulth (Hesquiaht)

(1950- )

Tim is a Nuu-chah-nulth artist from Esperanza Inlet on Vancouver Island. He has held the position of First Carver at the Royal British Columbia Museum, where he oversaw numerous commissions for totem poles for international sites such as Wakefield Park and Yorkshire Park in England, Stanley Park in Vancouver, and in Auckland. He left this position to oversee a program focussing on Native education for the Port Alberni School Board and Vancouver Island.